Tuesday, August 26, 2014


I was asked to do this on FB by a friend:

"List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than a few minutes, and don't think too hard. It's not about the "right book" or great works of literature, just ones that have affected you in some way. Doesn't have to be in order."

So here goes:

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

I mean who can forget Mr. Darcy, hm? :)

Outlander - Diana Gabaldon

If you know me at all, you'll know how much I LOVE these books. Yes, books. Its a series of 8 books so far - a historical, time-travelling, Sci-Fi EPIC romance that centers around (for me) the life and adventures of a tall, red-headed, kilt-wearing Scot.

The Palace of Illusions - Chitra Divakaruni

This book started me on my own mythic writing journey. I have always loved mythology and have a special interest in Indian Mythology and my two favorite mythological characters are Karna and Draupadi. I am all for "shipping" those two star-crossed frenemies!

The Book Thief - Marcus Zusak

A story celebrating human triumph over oppression.

The Fault In Our Stars - John Green

Another story celebrating the human spirit in face of disease.

Julius Caesar - Shakespeare

Where good intentions paved the road to hell. 

The Universe in a Nutshell - Stephen Hawking

Because Man really has no option but to look to the stars for survival. That the only limits there are in this universe is the ones we tether ourselves to.

The God Delusion - Richard Dawkins

Because Man does delude himself in thinking he knows "God."

The Three Virgins and Other Stories - Manjula Padmanabhan

This collection of Indian/multicultural stories has a bit of everything. My favorite is STAIN in which 5000 years of culture is weighed against modern-day feminine hygiene products...and comes up short.

Last, but in no way least, my own debut, 

It's Your Move, Wordfreak! 

Because it took me on a path sprinkled with wonders.

What's your List of 10 look like?

Your answer will win you prizes :)


  1. 1) Dale Carnegie - How to win friends & influence people
    2) Direct From DELL
    3) Rafa : My Story
    4) I am Malala
    5) Rashmi Bansal - Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
    6) SUMO - Shut up , Move on
    7) Employees First, Customers Second
    8) A passionaate Gospel of True Love
    9) What would I tell her @ 13
    10) Krishna Key